Cheap Trick http://northernpublicradio.org en Sue Stephens Wins National Award http://northernpublicradio.org/post/sue-stephens-wins-national-award <p>WNIJ's Sue Stephens has won first place in the nationwide Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) Awards for Best Writing, presented Saturday night in Cleveland OH.</p><p>She won the award for her story "Rick's Picks: Cheap Trick guitarist's life on display in Rockford," a feature which aired during Morning Edition on August 13, 2012.</p><p>The story chronicled the Burpee Museum of Natural History exhibition of guitars and other memorabilia from the collection of Rick Nielsen, founder of the Rockford-based rock band Cheap Trick, and interviews with Nielsen and his son Miles.</p> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 13:36:33 +0000 WNIJ 31834 at http://northernpublicradio.org Sue Stephens Wins National Award Rick's Picks: Cheap Trick guitarist's life on display in Rockford http://northernpublicradio.org/post/ricks-picks-cheap-trick-guitarists-life-display-rockford <p>A new exhibit opened at the <a href="http://www.burpee.org/">Burpee Museum of Natural History</a> in Rockford this weekend. And this time, it isn’t dinosaur bones attracting huge crowds: it’s an eccentric musician and the things he has collected during his half-century in rock.</p><p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:12:26 +0000 Susan Stephens 16642 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rick's Picks: Cheap Trick guitarist's life on display in Rockford